Youth cham­pion of peace

Bhutan Times - - Editorial -

About 1000 scouts and stu­dents gath­ered at Thim­phu yes­ter­day to ob­serve the In­ter­na­tional Peace day. The theme of the cel­e­bra­tion this year was youth the cham­pion of peace, the event was or­ga­nized by Depart­ment of youth and sports un­der the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

The Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion Ly­onpo Norbu Wangchuk who was the chief guest at the cer­e­mony said that we should cel­e­brate peace in the coun­try and what we can do to pro­mote peace.

The min­is­ter said that who­ever job we do let it be teach­ers, doc­tors, en­gi­neers, min­is­ters, busi­ness etc is to make our coun­try bet­ter, greater and beau­ti­ful. It be­comes our re­spon­si­bil­ity to han­dover to youth and makes it bet­ter, greater, more beau­ti­ful and then hand over to your chil­dren.

Our chil­dren and youths should be re­spon­si­ble good cit­i­zen for the bet­ter ment of the com­mu­ni­ties and coun­try. They should each other re­spect. If they do not know the value of re­spect, re­spon­si­bil­ity then they will never be­come a good cit­i­zen.

Ly­onpo added that our youths are not giv­ing up. They are not say­ing they will give up. But there in one in hun­dreds or one in five hun­dred who are in­flu­enced in gang fights, drink­ing al­co­hol, abuse drugs and 99% of us should take re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The scouts are pro­tec­tor of the coun­try. They help in commu- nity and cre­ate hap­pi­ness all over the world. Ev­ery scout will be celebrating this peace day by do­ing clean­ing cam­paign, plant­ing trees, help­ing peo­ple but now our theme in celebrating this day in Thim­phu is by do­nat­ing blood. Blood do­na­tion is the main theme this year. Blood saves lives.

Lots of peo­ple will read and share the sto­ries about the ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried by a scout about their ser­vice to the peo­ple and coun­try. Peo­ple should be in­spired and de­ter­mined by the works they do. Scouts can help pro­mot­ing peace as scout al­ways serves peo­ple. They are abid­ing by the prom­ise, laws so that’s why scouts are called mes­sen­ger of peace. Scouts are like broth­ers and sis­ter where there is no neg­a­tiv­ity. They are loyal and trust wor­thy, al­ways re­spect­ful to others. Al­ways helps to others at any­time so ev­ery per­son who read and share can help pro­mot­ing peace and hap­pi­ness in the coun­try.

Some of the stu­dents who at­tended the ses­sion said the main rea­son of this day is to cre­ate scout pro­file. Im­por­tant thing in scout is the ser­vices they give to peo­ple and to the coun­try. They can pro­mote peace through or­ga­niz­ing events, do­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and serv­ing public.

On this day the scouts and youth pledge to serve the Tsa Wa Sum with ut­most loy­alty and ded­i­ca­tion and ev­ery­body may fol­low the suit.

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